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Stormwater improvement work continuing

on Wednesday, 08 September 2021. Posted in Local News

Stormwater improvement work continuing

The City of Florence Stormwater Capital Improvement Program is a strategic plan to address stormwater issues identified by staff, community reporting of routine flooding events, and investigatory assistance provided by the City's third-party consulting engineering firm.

The identified projects as approved by City Council with the recent $7,000,000 General Obligation Stormwater Bond will outline a process to schedule stormwater work to improve the City’s stormwater drainage system with designated funding sources for the identified Capital Improvement Projects.

Work for the approved Stormwater Capital Improvement is now moving forward. Initial work, including field assessment and surveying of the existing system, is being conducted by AECOM Engineering. Originally installed in the 1950s and 60s, this initial work will help determine what is needed to improve the stormwater drainage system and better serve us today and into the future.

Fieldwork for the Sandhurst and Tarleton Estates Storm Drainage Improvement Project began in July 2021. This project will address flooding issues caused by outdated drainage infrastructure with the Sandhurst and Tarleton Estates areas and some of its surrounding streets.

The storm drainage system serving these areas discharges through various piping systems, eventually discharging into Middle Swamp south of Third Loop Road. These improvements will allow better drainage of the overall storm drain system and additional capacity to carry drainage from private properties. Drainage within a private property is the responsibility of the property owner and is beyond the scope of this project.

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